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Building Hope

Can recycled plastics be a building block of the future? We’ve collaborated with Colombian innovators Conceptos Plásticos to leverage their development of plastic brick technology that’s reducing plastic waste—and changing the lives of kids in their community.

Plastic bricks for a better future

We’re working with Conceptos Plásticos to help build sustainable classrooms using self-assembling bricks made out of hard-to-recycle plastics, such as potato chip bags. These bricks are fire-retardant, naturally cooling, durable, sustainable and recyclable. Their innovative creation process produces nearly zero waste and tackles two global issues—plastic waste and a lack of adequate classrooms, homes and shelters—while creating a more circular economy.



4

people

5

days

$5,200

up to 30% less than traditional
building processes

4

tons of plastic waste
diverted from landfills

 

Our commitment to reducing plastic waste

Reducing plastic waste and developing a circular economy are key building blocks of our sustainability goals. See how Dow and our collaborators are taking crucial steps to a more sustainable tomorrow.

Our partner

Learn more about our partners and collaborators at Conceptos Plásticos.

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What we’re doing

Discover more about our goals and initiatives designed to find a more sustainable tomorrow.

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More projects

See where else Conceptos Plásticos recycled plastic bricks are making a difference.

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We invite you to see for yourself how our commitments to our customers and our people are delivering major changes, every single day.